A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline of the bottom of the... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children.... Read more »

What Do You Know About Periodontics?

Rather than waiting for your teeth to fall out, it is important to be proactive and receive the necessary cleaning, restorations, repair, oral hygiene treatments and dietary restrictions to keep your smile safe and going strong for decades to come. However, many individuals often only focus on the health of their teeth and neglect their… Read more »

Symptoms of Gum Disease and Their Effect on Your Oral Health

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an oral health ailment in which you have suffered damage to your gums. If your gums are infected, it can lead to an issue that will not only lead to further infections throughout your mouth but can even cause eventual tooth loss. Gum disease is a progressive… Read more »

The Ins and outs of Periodontics

A periodontist is one of the most important types of dentist, but few people know what’s involved in periodontics, or even what it is. Here at in , , Dr. firmly believes in educating patients to understand as much as possible about the dental world. That especially applies to the services we offer here, as… Read more »

Judging Whether You Have Gum Disease

By brushing and flossing, you are not only keeping your teeth clean, you are warding off gum disease. However, if you grow lax about it, you can increase your chances of getting the disease. When it comes, it can make your life uncomfortable, to put it lightly. The question is, how can you tell if… Read more »